Never Thought They’d Make It: Couples We Didn’t Think Would Still Be Together!

July 7, 2012  |  
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Ahhh, the entertainment industry.  The place where the hook-ups, shake-ups, breakups, and makeups are enough to give us pause sometimes.  You can never put anything past celebrity hook-ups and we usually don’t think they’ll last but these couple, so far, seem to have some special brews going that make them work. Check it out…

 Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys

When they first got together, I was thrown off a bit – they seemed like such an odd pairing.  I just knew it was only a matter of time before they call it quits. But they actually seem quite happy together.

Chad Johnson & Evelyn Lozada

I can’t BELIEVE they got married. At all!  I saw this lasting up until they got their own show and then by the end of the show, they’d realize they weren’t meant for each other and it’d be over. But that hasn’t been the case.  I don’t know about you but I’m still not totally convinced with these two attention seekers. Congrats to them though!

Shaq & Hoopz

This looked like a “fun in the moment” relationship but they’ve been going quite strong. There was that nasty little rumor about them breaking up and Shaq calling security to haul Hoopz out of his house but that went away almost as soon as we heard it.  I don’t really see marriage in their future (Shaquille seems like he might steer clear of that at this point) but they’re doing good and I like them together.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Here’s why I didn’t see it for “Brangelina” for awhile: Angelina looks like she chews up men and spits them out.  I really saw this as just some fun thing – two big Hollywood stars hooking up (especially with all the scandal surrounding how they got together). But now they have kids and they’re talking marriage and…it just seems to work.

Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose

You all just refuse to let these two be great! When Amber first got with Wiz, she was thrown all the way under the bus and Wiz was seen as a downgrade from her previous relationship with Kanye West.  Yes, we were all confused about the hook-up and because people see Amber as a golddigger, no one thought it would last.  But, Amber says she’s treated like a queen and apparently, they’re planning their wedding.

Nelly & Ashanti

Remember when they were called the “poor version” Beyonce & Jay-Z?  “Poor” was never the right word but I understood it.  I didn’t see it lasting but here we are, something like 10 years later, and these two are still…something to each other.  Now, I don’t know, people…I just don’t know.  Ashanti spent almost her entire 20s with him, off and on, and here she is in her 30s seemingly still with him.  Nelly doesn’t come across as the “settling down” type but who knows.  Side note: I LOVE this picture of them.


Shannon Brown & Monica

Okay, here’s why we didn’t see it for them at first: (1) they allege they met for the first time on her video set, (2) they got married really quickly and (3) he’s a few years younger than her.  But they’re so cute together!  It’s still only been a couple of years for them but I like it and look forward to seeing more of them.

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen

Be honest: Did you see this last as long as it has?  They’re a beautiful, seemingly smart couple, no doubt, but did something ever make you say, “Is this real?” Yeah, me too.  But they’ve been together a couple of years and now they’re getting married!

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  • Bella

    I don’t want to be horrible, but Swizz and Alicia’s relationship threw me right off and quite frankly, I’m waiting for the day she comes to her senses. Sad, but true. I just think a smart woman like Alicia doesn’t need to be tied down by a man who has ‘x’ amount of kids by different women. If he can’t keep it in his pants or at least wrapped up, whose to say it won’t happen to her?

  • Is It 5:00 Yet?

    Some of these couples did start off shady. Not knocking their relationship (okay maybe a little), but you do reap what you sow.

  • LiiSH

    I love Wiz with Amber. Despite his love off certain lung endangering recreations, he seems to have a good head on his shoulders. I get from him the one thing that Kanye never seemed to exude, respect for his lady. He not only refers to Amber Rose as a lady when speaking of her, but he presents her as one.I don’t know their personal life, but it just seems to show that he sees her as a person. Unlike Kanye who seemed to parade her around as a stripper and piece of arm candy.

  • nia

    I do not like chrissy teigen she has an opinion about everything

    • jael

      Omg, I have a like/dislike thing about her. Immature and a bit annoying, She has good cooking blog though but I read her tweets sometimes and she just seems very different from John. Whatever floats his boat though.

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  • Ash

    That’s sad that people actually predict whether or not a couple will last. If they’re both happy, then why does it matter how they met or how old they are. That’s why I’m starting to read blkandmarriedw/kids… Too negative over here.

  • Ay

    Good luck to all these couples. Time always reveals everything. Am I the only one who thinks something is off about Shannon?

  • Jb

    Am I the only one that thought Khloe and Lamar would be on this list….

    • Trisha_B

      & mariah & Nick. People took them as a joke when they 1st got together, but they holding on w/ Dem Babies

      • I think nick was good for mariah. she seems to have a sense of stability that she was lacking before.

    • Miss_Racquel

      nope i really thought so too!!!

  • Rayven

    I dont see Monica & Shannon lasting 4 ever, they married during the honeymoon phase and he left his sons mother 4 Monica…lets see where they are 5 yrs from now!

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  • Trisha_B

    Good luck to all these couples. I love Swizz & Alicia, how that man looks into her eyes all the time is so cute! I’m excited for wiz & Amber wedding, & I’m still waiting for nelly to wife Ashanti up, just saw pics of them together in St. Louis walking down the street, they were so cute. I’m not gonna predict a divorce, or break-up b/c that’s un-called for. We say we want more positive couples, more husbands & wives rather than babymama/babydaddy, but yet we are doing a countdown till they break-up

    • Angel

      But some of these couples are not positive

    • Jessica

      I totally agree, Trisha…let’s just wish them well and leave it at that.

  • JerseyGirl87

    I thought john legend was gay?!?! that woman is his beard cuz lord knows he loves him some will .i. am !!!

  • IllyPhilly

    Am I wrong for saying, Let’s just wait this out cuz there’s a few divorces and such coming from this list?

  • dayna

    i think for a lot of these couples its too early to speculate whether or no they’ll stay together..I think a lot of them will be divorced in the next five yrs…just saying

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